Press Release – Launch Of APPG


For immediate release

Chloe Smith, Member of Parliament for Norwich North, has established the new All-Party Parliament Group for Youth Employment and has been appointed Chairperson for the group.

The Group’s Inaugural Meeting was held in June, and has been joined by MPs and Peers from across the main political parties.

Chloe is an active campaigner for youth employment, leading the successful Norwich for Jobs scheme, and is passionate about championing young people in employment.

Youth Employment UK CIC a not-for-profit membership organisation has been confirmed as the Secretariat for the APPG. Youth Employment UK CIC will manage the APPG website – http://www.appgyouthemployment.org and support the elected officers in running and managing the
APPG.

Chloe Smith MP commented:

“I am delighted to chair the APPG for Youth Employment. The economy is improving but youth employment remains a crucial issue for Britain. Having contributed to significant results in my own constituency, I want to enable Parliamentarians to share evidence of what works and take action alongside businesses and young people to help a generation.”

Speaking after the meeting, Laura-Jane Rawlings of YEUK said:

“Youth unemployment and underemployment is still a major issue in the UK, Youth Employment UK CIC works with a range of members and stakeholders to better understand the barriers to employment and to find ways to overcome these barriers.

“Our largest membership group is 16-24 year olds and we work hard to promote their voices at a national level. Sharing best practice and networking for our members is key to our work and we are delighted that we will be able to use our expertise and experience to support the APPG for Youth Employment.”

The APPG for Youth Employment will hold its next meeting on the 20th of July where members of both Houses from all parties are invited to attend.

ENDS

For more information on the APPG for Youth Employment please visit the website – http://www.appgyouthemployment.org or contact Laura-Jane Rawlings at Youth Employment UK CIC via ljr@yeuk.org.uk or call 0844 4143101

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